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CTAN Up­date: pgf / TikZ

Date: Fe­bru­ary 27, 2014 9:26:26 PM CET
Till Tan­tau sub­mit­ted an up­date to the pgf / TikZ pack­age. Ver­sion num­ber: 3.0.0 Li­cense type: Dual: LPPL and al­ter­na­tively GPL/GFDL Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: A graph­ics lan­guage for TeX An­nounce­ment text:
I am happy to an­nounce ver­sion 3.0.0 of TikZ/pgf. After sev­eral years of de­vel­op­ment work in the back­ground, a new ver­sion is fi­nally ready. With the big jump in the ver­sion num­ber from 2.10 to 3.0.0 a lot of new stuff has been added to TikZ (since the last ver­sion, over a thou­sand lines have been added to the change log...). How­ever, care was taken to make sure that in nor­mal cir­cum­stances all old code will still pro­duce the ex­act same re­sults as it used to. It is im­pos­si­ble to list all the changes and im­prove­ments, so let me just point out some hi­lights: - Ar­row Tips: You can now con­fig­ure the ap­pear­ance of ar­row tip "to death" and do so on the fly. Ar­bi­trary ar­row tips will now even bend along curves since TikZ can now do curvi­lin­ear trans­for­ma­tions on a very low level. - Syn­tax Im­prove­ments: A lot of small things have been added and im­proved in the syn­tax. For in­stance, nodes can be in front of paths, but now also be­hind them. There is the new no­tion of a "small pic­ture" called a "pic", which is some­thing of a mix­ture of a node and a pic­ture. - A Syn­tax for Graphs: There is now a new sim­ple syn­tax for spec­i­fy­ing graphs, bor­rowed from the GraphViz pro­gram. It makes it easy to spec­ify graphs and es­pe­cially trees in a con­ve­nient man­ner. - Graph Draw­ing Al­go­rithms: TikZ now comes with a large and pow­er­ful sys­tem for com­put­ing the po­si­tions of nodes of graphs au­to­mat­i­cally (you need LuaTeX for this, though). - Data Visu­al­iza­tion: There is now an al­ter­na­tive to pgf­plots as part of the stan­dard TikZ in­stal­la­tion for cre­at­ing plots. While pgf­plots is still the more ma­ture sys­tem, the new data vi­su­al­iza­tion sys­tem comes with some in­ter­est­ing new ideas. - Driver Sup­port: Sup­port for all mayor back­end drivers has been im­proved. A new, cool thing is the sup­port for dvisvgm, which al­lows you to cre­ate pow­er­ful SVG graph­ics di­rectly from TeX, in­clud­ing the text.
This pack­age is lo­cated at http://mir­ror.ctan.org/graph­ics/pgf/base/ More in­for­ma­tion is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/pgf We are sup­ported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/user­groups.html .
Thanks for the up­load. For the CTAN Team Pe­tra Rübe-Pugliese

pgf – Create PostScript and PDF graph­ics in

PGF is a macro pack­age for cre­at­ing graph­ics. It is plat­form- and for­mat-in­de­pen­dent and works to­gether with the most im­por­tant back­end drivers, in­clud­ing pdf and dvips. It comes with a user-friendly syn­tax layer called TikZ.

Its us­age is sim­i­lar to pstricks and the stan­dard pic­ture en­vi­ron­ment. PGF works with plain (pdf-), (pdf-), and Cont. Un­like pstricks, it can pro­duce ei­ther PostScript or PDF out­put.

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Main­tainerChris­tian Feuer­sänger
Henri Menke
Till Tan­tau



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